Free Reference Sites

Reference info on a variety of subjects. Libraries, mythology, repairs, immigration, consumer help, quotes, famous people, explorers, superstitions, news, a wide variety of in-depth information. Great for students needing help with projects!>

  • Purdue Owl Writing Lab – Writing guidelines, grammar guides, writing style guidelines, how to write a resume, punctuation rules, grammar rules, quoting rules, APA style, MLA style, Chicago Manual of Style, writing tutorials. This site is one of the most used by writing professionals. *Report Bad Link*
  • 1907 Nuttall Encyclopedia of General Knowledge – An interesting resource for the way the world appeared 100 years ago. *Report Bad Link*
  • Wikipedia – Excellent resource! A free online encyclopedia, nicely cross-referenced. *Report Bad Link*
  • Mushroom Expert – Comprehensive information on a wide variety of mushrooms. Includes images and usefulness. *Report Bad Link*
  • U.S. Government – Comprehensive list of government sites. *Report Bad Link*
  • Search Systems – Over 17451 free searchable public record databases. Courts, census, criminal records, environmental, FDA, FCC, legal, military, missing persons, most wanted, OSHA, properties for sale, recalls, vehicles, schools, and more. *Report Bad Link*
  • – Almanacs, atlases, dictionary, encyclopedias, legal resources, medical resources, thesaurus, holidays and other special calender days. *Report Bad Link*
  • First Science – Science articles, news, poems, quizzes, links, puzzles, photos, and other science related things. *Report Bad Link*
  • All The Tests – Design Your Own! – Design your own quiz and publish it on your web page. Plus tests you can take yourself. IQ tests, think tests, memory tests, personality, career, college entry, men only, and more. *Report Bad Link*
  • Investor Dictionary – Dictionary of investment and financial terms, complete with definitions. *Report Bad Link*
  • Biographies of Famous Women, Past and Present – Search by subject or name. Black History Month. Recent additions. Educators, scientists, heads of state, artists, entertainers, crusadors, politicians and others. *Report Bad Link*
  • National Geographic – Travel, adventure, exploration, maps, kids, news, and all the photos you’ve come to love 🙂 *Report Bad Link*
  • History Channel Online – Search by keyword, browse by timeline, today in history. Who was the *real* St. Valentine? Take a history IQ test. Learn about the Old West. The Salem Witch trials. World War II. Vietnam. Even find out what happened on your birthday! *Report Bad Link*
  • Ask Dr. Math Your Homework Questions – Elementary school, middle school, high school, and college math questions answered. *Report Bad Link*
  • Haunted Houses – Find haunted houses all over the U.S., Canada and Europe. *Report Bad Link*
  • Halloween – Vampires, witches, werewolves, ghosts, cemetaries, scary tales, fun and games, and other halloween stuff. *Report Bad Link*
  • Kelley Blue Book – Used Car Values – Find out what that car is worth. Cars and motorcycles. A special section on lemons. Even do a title check. *Report Bad Link*
  • – Have you ever wondered how the engine in your car works or what makes the inside of your refrigerator cold? Then How Stuff Works is the place for you! Dozens of categories from appliances to automotive to weather to home improvement, even power grids and solar cells, telephones, airplanes, stocks, ATMs, even Christmas! *Report Bad Link*
  • Find Law – Thousands of legal sites, cases, codes, forms, law reviews, law schools, bar associations, law firms, experts, CLE courses, and much more. *Report Bad Link*
  • MediaFinder – The most comprehensive database of print media in North America. Features 35,000 magazines/journals/tabloids, 24,000 newsletters and 11,000 newspapers. Over 100,000 publications and catalogs. *Report Bad Link*
  • – Free online practice exams. LSAT, ACT, GED, PSAT, COOP/HSPT. *Report Bad Link*
  • Electric Library. – Search the library for that elusive piece of information. *Report Bad Link*
  • Internet Fraud Watch – The Internet Fraud Watch maintains a website on which registered users can leave comments about e-commerce transactions and other related issues. The site, which is operated by the National Consumer League, has links to United States Federal Government consumer related departments, selected state government and state private agency consumer issue websites, as well as links to a few Canadian, a few international and a few organization websites. There is a feature article and an archive of past articles on consumer fraud issues. *Report Bad Link*
  • Grammar Lady – If you need help with the English language, this is the place. A message board, columns, grammar hotline, grammar tips, it’s all about grammar. *Report Bad Link*
  • Public Citizen (Ralph Nader) – Founded by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, get information on a host of consumer-related issues, litigation, legislation, product safety. *Report Bad Link*
  • Famous Explorers – So many links you’ll get lost! *Report Bad Link*
  • Knowledge Resources – History, language and politics. Comprehensive links to knowledge resources within a wide variety of fields of inquiry, as well as much original material. Primary focus is history, but language, futurism and political science feature as well. *Report Bad Link*
  • Infoplease – Encyclopedia, almanac and dictionary site. *Report Bad Link*
  • Encyclopedia Mythica – An encyclopedia on mythology, folklore and legend. *Report Bad Link*
  • – Free online encyclopedia. Cross-referenced. *Report Bad Link*
  • Funk & Wagnall’s – Funk & Wagnall’s encyclopedia online with animations, sounds, and more. Updated monthly. Includes a dictionary too. *Report Bad Link*
  • – Links to symbols of all kinds. African, ancient, astrology, Chinese, Christian, dream symbols, Egyptian Heiroglyphics, mystical and magical, Jewish, Native American, runes, and others. *Report Bad Link*
  • Yahoo Directory – Libraries, archives, government documents, maps, specialty libraries, school libraries, history, and a host of other reference related listings. *Report Bad Link*
  • Mythology and Folklore – Mythology and folklore, creatures, superstitions, legends. *Report Bad Link*
  • Irish Mythology & Folklore – Mythology and folklore specific to Ireland. *Report Bad Link*
  • LSU Libraries – U.S. Federal Government Agencies Directory. A listing of federal agencies on the internet. *Report Bad Link*
  • Science Daily – Website devoted to science news stories. Health, medicine, mind, brain, plants, animals, space, time, matter, energy, earth, climate, computers, math, fossils, ruins, fun, learning, trends and issues. *Report Bad Link*
  • Thomas – Legislative information. Bills on the table, historical documents, impeachment documents, legislation, congressional records and committee reports. *Report Bad Link*
  • FedWorld – Comprehensive information provided by the government. Military, customs, satellite images, health, automotive, FAA, reports, all with a search engine you can type keywords into. *Report Bad Link*
  • Newspapers Online – Newspapers in the U.S. and all over the world. Trade journals, specialty publications, business publications, school and religious publications, online news services, all sorts of neat publications. *Report Bad Link*
  • Library Spot – Find online libraries, law libraries, medical libraries, music libraries, plus a reference desk, reading room, and other information. *Report Bad Link*

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